Jill Jensen-Welch

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Jill R. Jensen-Welch








699 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309

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honors & awards

Chambers USA

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2008-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual in the area of Labor & Employment in the state of Iowa.  Jill has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA (Source: 2009-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, © 2009-2013 Chambers & Partners, reproduced with permission from Chambers & Partners):
    • 2009: “Jill Jensen-Welch brings her experience in the human resources sector to bear on all of her employment work.”
    • 2010: “Interviewees praise Jill Jensen-Welch’s ‘willingness to help, accessibility and responsiveness’ on labor and employment issues.”
    • 2011: “Jill Jensen-Welch is praised for her common-sense approach to employment law, helped by her having been a human resources executive before becoming an attorney.  Clients say: ‘She is knowledgeable, quick to identify the issues and really looks out for the client’s interests.'”
    • 2012: “Jill Jensen-Welch is a strong choice of counsel for her substantial insight in the field. Sources praise her as ‘very direct and straightforward – doesn’t beat around the bush.’ She recently acted as lead counsel for a consultancy firm in alleged breach of employment and wage litigation.”
    • 2013: “Jill Jensen-Welch is praised for her “solid, uncompromised judgment and decision making,” and for her ability to relate to and work with clients in various roles. She works with a diverse range of clients on employment law and civil litigation.”

Best Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the following area:
    • Litigation-Labor & Employment
    • Employment Law – Management

Drake Law’s “150 in 150”

  • Jill Jensen-Welch, LA’82, GR’94, LW’03 
    • Recognized during Drake Law’s 150th anniversary celebration as one of 150 individuals (students, faculty, alumni and friends) who have best demonstrated the values of the Law School and helped shaped Drake Law into what it is today.

Super Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers List in the area of Employment & Labor.:
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